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Recipe ideas for getting protein into DS

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LadyVoldemort Sat 11-May-13 08:37:17

DSs is very fussy and I'm struggling to get much protein in him. He'll eat home made chicken nuggets and carrots or broccoli at a push but not much else!

Does anyone have any good recipes for protein rich foods? Preferably stuff I can bulk cook and whack in the freezer.

Yakare Sat 11-May-13 08:39:09

Wow, really? He won't eat cheese, milk, eggs or beans?

Forgetfulmog Sat 11-May-13 08:41:46

How old is he?

some good recipes here

LadyVoldemort Sat 11-May-13 08:43:58

He won't eat beans or eggs. Sometimes he'll accept a dippy egg but not too often. He has cheese and milk but obviously I want him to have more variation than just that.

He's 3. Thanks that website looks brilliant.

headinhands Sat 11-May-13 08:54:40

Hi op I had a 3 year old ds like you describe. Bit of a 'mare isn't it when all around you kids are wolfing down yoghurts and cheese and yours won't. I managed to get my ds to try some egg fried rice which he liked and Yorkshire puddings, make them with all milk and 2 eggs.

BikeRunSki Sat 11-May-13 09:01:46

Will he eat pasta and sauce? I make a tomato sauce with red lentils blended in for extra protein. I also add a sweet potato to take the edge off the toms and whatever veg were about. "Red sauce", pasta and meatballs is about the only meal my 4yo and 18 month old are guaranteed to eat, so I try to pack in ad much nutrition as I can.

I also use the sauce for lasagne and pizza. I make a big batch in the slow cooker and freeze little boxes of it.

sashh Sat 11-May-13 09:48:51

Pancakes, is there a child alive who doesn't like pancakes?

You can make them savory or leave them plain.

LadyVoldemort Sat 11-May-13 10:48:20

He doesn't like pancakes! Even the sweet ones with loads of syrup! I think it's just the texture of food that gets to him.

Never thought of egg fried rice, do you have a link to a healthy version? Cheers for the good ideas smile

Drladybird Sat 11-May-13 12:11:00

Yes, I'd suggest pulses, nut butters, tofu and grains with higher protein (such as quinoa). I did a bit of research on protein requirements and sources for children and posted it here: protein You might find it helpful. We are veggie so I want to be on top of the protein needs etc of my daughter. So far as suggested recipes, my little lady isn't a big fan of egg but will eat it in this noodle and egg soup. If your son has a sweet tooth, he might like this chocolate and prune mousse which is tofu based so has lots of goodness in it, no refined sugar and is easy to make.
Like Bike suggests, I'd also try a lentil bolagnese. Good luck!

buildingmycorestrength Sat 11-May-13 22:32:14

What about fish? I told my kids that sardines are only for children, really, and they then deigned to try them..and loved them!

Salmon plain?

Tuna - maybe mini tuna mayo sandwiches?

Smoked mackerel - my kids love the saltiness of it. Maybe made into a pate?

Oh, and recently I put a bowl of seeds in front of my kids without comment as a pre-dinner snack when they were starving, and they ate the lot...but would NEVER have agreed to it if asked. wink

sashh Sun 12-May-13 08:36:28

OK there is a child who doesn't like pancakes, I'm stumped.

PoppyAmex Sun 12-May-13 11:54:47

I've made loads of stuff from this blog and DD loved every single thing - she has really cool muffin/bites type recipes which freeze well and make loads of portions.

All the quinoa bites are amazing! Here

Moominsarehippos Sun 12-May-13 11:59:51

Omlette - thick and cut into slices
French toast (mmmmmmmmm)
Dahl - mild obviously!
Chicken breast
Try different types of fish - maybe a cod in a fish pie or fishcakes
DS has never really liked 'saucy' dishes, so maybe try cooking in different ways? He loves grilled lamb, roast chicken, grilled fish...

Moominsarehippos Sun 12-May-13 12:01:12

Oh - tofu! Fried or griddled is yummy.

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